RoadworkDES PLAINES – Building upon the smart infrastructure investments supported by State Senator Laura Murphy, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced more than $181.8 million in road and bridge improvement projects for the 28th District.

“Roadwork projects are not only about connecting places, they are about connecting people to opportunities,” said Murphy (D-Des Plaines). “By investing in these projects, we are investing in our workforce, our businesses, and the prosperity of our community.”

As part of IDOT’s latest Multi-Year Plan under Rebuild Illinois, the district Murphy represents will see 23 infrastructure projects totaling more than $181 million over the next six years.

Some of the most vital projects coming to the area include:

  • The addition of a bikeway in Hanover Park
  • Bridge joint replacement and repair on Lake Street at ILL 390
  • Bridge replacement, addition of retaining walls and accessibility improvements on Rand Road in Des Plaines

These projects are part of IDOT’s Multi-Year Plan, a $40 billion investment in construction projects for the next six fiscal years. The project invests in all modes of transportation: roads and bridges, aviation, transit, freight and passenger rail, waterways, as well as bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

“Our state’s continued commitment to improving our infrastructure shows our dedication to the safety of everyone who uses our roadways,” Murphy said. “By building better roads and bridges we are also building a stronger, more prosperous future.”

To find a full list of projects slated for the 28th Senate District, visit IDOT’s website.